Invertebrates: Caterpillar and Ladybug Egg Carton Craft Activity

Day Invertebrates: Invertebrates is a class in the Animal Kingdom. It is defined as animals with an exoskeleton to say it simply. Invertebrates are broken into 3 groups: crabs (crustaceans), spiders (arachnids) and insects.

Today we will be focusing on the insect part of this group. We are making ladybugs and caterpillars. This is a easy activity for all ages.

First use a black sharpie to color in the bugs face then paint the bug whatever color the kids what. Easy way to make to personal for each kid.

Did you know? Ladybugs are actually a beetle and they come in a rainbow of colors. The insect is know as a ladybug in North America and ladybird in England and other English speaking countries.

Then add the gems for the dots and paint or googly eyes for the eyes and mouth. We had some extra flowers for the bugs to sit on that we added at the end.

Did you know? Some ladybugs have no spots and others can have up to 20.

So let them add as many or few gems (spots) that the kids want.


  • Egg cartons
  • Acrylic or washable paint (your choice)
  • Black sharpies
  • Rhinestone stickers
  • Googly eyes

Craft inspired and Image by: Frugal Fun for boys and girls

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